21-03-07, 08:58 PM
I've just replaced the tonneau motor in a '98 900 SE with a rebuilt unit & had it reprogrammed & all is working fine. For now ... What I'm concerned about is preventative maintenance for the various gears & pivot points. I'm guessing that the top was inoperative for at least a couple of years as there's a bit of oxidation on a number of parts.
With that said I thought I would spray Superslick lube on the corrosion areas & then use white lithium grease on the gears & also clean & coat the weatherstripping with either Lexol Vinylex or Sylglide afterwards. Lastly follow up with silicone spray on the motor connections, etc.
Any thoughts or recommendations?
Thanks for any advice.
24-03-07, 02:55 AM
Looks/sounds good to me..
I like the lubricants with Teflon.
A convertible top is just another mechanism that needs regular exercise.
24-03-07, 02:59 AM
Teflon is great material. I wonder when it will be found to cause some dreaded disease. Anything that good seems to be bad for you.
Oops, sorry for the tangent.
That plan sounds like it should work.
24-03-07, 10:05 AM
The Goat who has been said to be very, very OLD:cheesy: : Teflon is great material. I wonder when it will be found to cause some dreaded disease. Anything that good seems to be bad for you.
Some folks (http://www.mariettatimes.com/c8/hearing.html) are working on that, at least with respect to one chemical (C8) used in the manufacturing process.
24-03-07, 10:46 AM
The Goat who has been said to be very, very OLD:cheesy: : :cry: Hey now... I feel like a nose lately... everyone is picking on me. :cheesy:
[quote=that young whippersnapper wet behind the ears Saaboheme}Some folks (http://www.mariettatimes.com/c8/hearing.html) are working on that, at least with respect to one chemical (C8) used in the manufacturing process.
[/QUOTE]See! Now for something else on Teflon ... when used on cooking surfaces, it is known to flake off somewhat, meaning that you eat it. :o
Maybe this is the cause of Alzheimers, but I don't know, I can't remember.:cheesy:
24-03-07, 07:12 PM
Thanks for the input & as an old goat myself I will probably keep using the Teflon :)
Needed to replace the battery today & it should have been a 15 minute job - after pulling realized that the mounting plate/clamp & subframe were all corroded big time so it took about 6 hours of cleaning up the rust, painting, etc. but at least it should be done rusting any further. Somebody prior had also replaced the positive clamp in a pretty shoddy way so I replaced that as well but this is the last chance before having to replace the whole cable. The car is rust free & in great shape but some things seem to have been left alone over the years. All went well & all works great now. Starts quicker now for sure.
With that said I did not get to the top yet but that's for tomorrow ...
I'll let you know how it goes.
Thanks for the input.